The Spaniard is even targeting points as his struggling side begin a run of games against Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United in the space of nine days. Chelsea are the first of those opponents at the DW Stadium tonight and the Latics face a tough task knowing they could be back at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League come kick-off. Martinez said: "In many ways this is the league we want to be in. "It is very difficult because every game presents problems but playing Chelsea, Liverpool and then Manchester United is what this league is all about. We are excited. "We know it is a really difficult football challenge but in many ways probably we need to approach these games with a real desire to get points. "We dropped too many in the first third of the competition and we need them. "We are looking at the Chelsea game as a really exciting fixture, a real big football event at the DW Stadium, but we are also realistic enough to know we must give everything we have got." As well as that confident mindset, Wigan also have a relatively good run of results behind them having collected seven points in their last four games. Amid that run, however, came a 4-0 loss at Arsenal and memories of their recent eight-match losing run are still fresh. Martinez concedes his team can afford few mistakes. He said: "What is clear is you have to be perfect. "You must get the happy medium between stopping the opposition being themselves and being a real threat going forward. "That is the key to getting a positive result against the top teams. "There is good competition for places here and we are ready to try to get the points we dropped earlier in the season. "It is important in any team you develop a good momentum and confidence comes from results. "We had to go through one of the hardest experiences you can go through in a football team, getting through the chain of eight defeats we had on the trot, but the response has been phenomenal." Defender Antolin Alcaraz is doubtful for Wigan after suffering a rib injury in last week's win at West Brom.